About Wei Jia

Wei Jia studied traditional painting, poetry and calligraphy at a very young age. His early work strongly influenced his art development as he explored his cultural roots bringing profound meaning to his traditional calligraphy and landscape paintings in his time in America. He explores the harmony of poetry and intertwines it with calligraphy and painting. By using Chinese Xuan (rice) paper to collage, Wei Jia has a unique style with forms, texture, layers, and marks on a translucent surface that brings the travelling eye to many paths. The art process involves a rigorously repeated cycle of tearing, mounting, and painting leaving the artwork full of serendipitous combinations that cannot be replicated. For Wei Jia this process carries his past and present, nature and poetry, layers and space, change and timelessness.